Why do a Fall Product Program? It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s a fun way to help your troop/group earn those much needed start-up funds. Earn money for registration, troop materials, etc. Plus, the program offers some fun incentives!
What rewards can Girl Scouts earn this year?
10 units – Participation Patch
25 Units -- Flower Hair Clips
50 Units -- Star Necklace
75 Units -- Star Oil Cloth Lunch Sack
100 Units -- Bunny Plush
25+, 50+, 75+, 100+ Units -- Charm (at highest level sold)
10 GOC Units -- Gift of Caring Charm
12 Valid emails sent by Oct. 13 -- Online Charm
Create Me2 Avatar and 12 Valid emails sent by Oct. 13 and $250 In Combined Nut and Magazine Sales -- Custom Me2 Avatar Patch
Create Me2 Avatar and 12 Valid emails sent by Oct. 13 and $100 In Combined Nut and Magazine Sales and 250 Cookie Boxes Sold in 2018 -- 2017 Nut and 2018 Cookie Combined Patch
Troop Reward: Troop PGA of 50 Units Movie Tickets (1 per selling girl & 2 Troop Leader)
Can our troop opt out of recognitions?
There is no opt-out option for the Fall Product Program.
What are the Troop training dates for the 2017 Fall Product Program?
Troops will be trained in August/September and dates will vary by Service Unit and Region. Please contact your Service Unit Manager, Service Unit Fall Product Chair, Service Delivery Specialists or regional Product Sales Manager for details.
What Trophy Nut products are available for this year’s Program?
There are 16 nut varieties for 2017:
Butter Toffee Peanuts ($5) – number 1 seller in GSGLA!
Spicy Cajun ($5)
Fruit Slices ($5)
Peanut Butter Monkeys ($5)
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels ($5)
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almonds ($7)
Cracked Pepper & Sea Salt Cashews ($7)
Cranberry Trail Mix ($7)
Select Mix Nuts ($7)
Chocolate Covered Raisins ($7)
Chocolate Covered Almonds ($7)
Whole Cashews ($7)
Peppermint Bark ($9)
Pecan Supremes ($9)
Mint Trefoils ($9)
S’Mores Mix ($9)
When is the Initial Order period?
Initial order taking begins September 29 and orders (order card and online) must be submitted/entered by October 22 at 9:00 pm.
When and where is Initial Order delivery?
Initial Order delivery is Nov. 10-13. Locations vary by region and you will be informed of your location at training.
Will we use a software system for ordering, calculating sales and girl recognitions?
Yes, the software system is called M2OS. It can handle both nut and magazine orders. September training dates will be posted on the GSGLA website (www.girlscoutsla.org).
Will an ACH (Automatic Clearing House) system to collect funds due to council?
Yes, the debit will be on December 5, so make sure you have sufficient funds to cover the amount due at least 7 days before this debit date. Processing times for deposits vary; do not wait until the day before the debit is scheduled to deposit money into your troop account; You should be depositing promptly and frequently and encouraging your parents to be turning over funds they/their daughter have/has collected promptly and frequently.
If I am a Juliette, can I still participate in the Fall Program?
Yes. Reach out to the Product Sales Manager in your area so she can put you in touch with the SU Fall Product Chair nearest you.
Will there be a Fall Gift of Caring Program?
Yes, customers may make monetary GOC donations (in $5 increments). GSGLA will then purchase nuts to be sent to the LAX USO, local food banks through the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, and Operation Gratitude. Gift of Caring receipts are available for those that request one.
What about the magazine portion of the sale?
All magazine orders are taken online. When a girl (with her parent) sets up her storefront in M2OS she will be emailing family and friends about her sale. A link in that email will direct her customers to her store where they can choose to order nut/candy products and/or order/renew magazine subscriptions. For magazines, the troop will receive 20% of the total dollar amount sold. This portion of the program is linked directly with the nut/candy portion, she doesn’t need to do anything different when setting up her storefront, her customers will be sent links to both shopping areas.
I understand there is a Service Unit Bonus. What is that?
We know you have big plans to support your troops next year, but may be a little short on funds to do that. Here’s an answer. Set a service unit goal of at least 40 units per girl selling and organize your team on how to achieve it. Service units who increase the number of girls participating by 10 girls or 10% over last year (whichever is less) AND have a Per Girl Average of 40 units or higher, will receive proceeds per number of units sold.
What if I have additional questions?
You can check the GSGLA website for updates or contact your Service Unit Fall Product Chair, who will contact your regional Product Sales Manager as needed.